Rihanna recently appeared on the British talk show Jonathan Ross to perform and talk about everything from her authentic West Indian dance moves to why she prefers being in a relationship to the single life (no, she did not get into things with Chris Brown).

But of all the topics the singer touched upon, what struck me was the explanation of her stalker-ish tendencies towards Adele — she’s got to keep an eye on the competition and that’s part of being a woman.

It will always be a competition and that’s why I feel like women are becoming so dominant in music right now because we’re very competitive beings and we cannot stand to see another woman do better than us, you know, that bothers us a lot. As much as you guys have egos, our egos are a little bigger. We’re just a lot better at hiding them.

Are we competitive to a point where we “cannot stand to see another woman do better” than we are doing? My girlfriends and I have been attributing all of the recent antics of men to their huge egos. Be it the refusal to be considerate or just the need to not be told what to do, the egos of men can seem larger than life and dominate interactions with them. But is Rihanna on to something when she says that we have bigger egos than men?

hat tip Necole Bitchie.

What do you think?

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  • Bosslady

    Thembi Ford, having now listened to the interview she is not saying she is stalking Adele because she’s competition but she is clearly saying she admires Adele and is a huge fan, hence her stalking her and wanting to see all her performances. The competition conversation is later on in the interview.

  • blue


    thought i was the only one that caught that. she wasn’t talking about competing with adele AT ALL (she actually said she loved her and really related to her cd)… and i also agree with the other commenter that said the article made no mention of the fact that her answer was in the context of his question.

    this entire article is basically set up to cast rihanna in a negative. wtf.

    and women ARE competitive… most people are. its human nature.